I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.I know I'm Latina when...
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Oh, Shakira, let us count the ways that we love you! The Colombian singer and TV host just made us love her a little more (if that's even possible) because she made an adorable appearance on the Ellen show and opened up for the very first time about her experience giving birth to her adorable son Milan.
Though the chubby little baby may elicit "Ooohs and ahhhs" these days, Shakira said when he first came out, she was sort of shocked. Here's what she had to say...
HELLO Mr. Lifeguard! I love Sauza because they keep making all of these amazing videos featuring really hot guys making yummy drinks for us ladies. It's a genius idea, and also, refreshing, because how many millions of commercials have we seen exploiting hot female bodies to sell a product? Answer: A billion.
On the other hand, ads featuring sexy men aimed at women are few and far between, so we have to take what we can get chicas. AmIright?Continue Reading >
Mama June and Sugar Bear (aka Honey Boo Boo's mom and dad) are getting married, ya'll! They just announced that they are making it official--I mean, more official than living together and having kids does, I guess--by getting legally married.
I'm super happy for them! I love Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, 7, because I feel like she is just 100% herself all day every day and has confidence and sass for days, I never really thought about the "illegitimate" nature of the relationship between her hilarious parents. She obviously gets that from her mom, June Shannon!Continue Reading >
OMG, I'm literally dying of laughter over here because I just stumbled upon what is probably the most hilarious site I've ever seen chronicling pregnancy.
It's called Pregnant Husband and it was created by the twisted and hysterical mind of Jeffrey Bausch. We should give this man an award, because even though he didn't actually experience the pregnancy himself, he obviously paid a whole lot of attention to his wife the entire time.Continue Reading >
So, Tukish airlines apparently banned their flight attendants from wearing red lipstick, or wearing red nail polish and I'm seriously outraged. Not only because I LOVE red lipstick and will defend a woman's right to wear it until the day I die, but also, since when can a company randomly decide that the color of a woman's lips is "inappropriate"?
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